Project Funding Announced for Small Craft Harbours
Senator Fabian Manning announced today that the Government of Canada will invest in major improvement projects at small craft harbours in Newfoundland and Labrador.
This funding will provide a safer and more efficient working environment for fishermen and harbour users across the province.
Over the next two years funding will be allocated to harbour improvement projects at the 19 following harbours:
Arnold’s Cove – constructing a floating breakwater
Aquaforte – reconstructing ...
Corner Brook Port Expansion Begins with $1.4 million Investment
The Provincial Government is providing $1.4 million in funding to the Corner Brook Port Corporation to support refurbishment and repurposing of the former gypsum factory at 85 Riverside Drive into an industrial port facility.
Vaughn Granter, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture and MHA for Humber West, made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Darin King, Minister of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development, this morning at the corporation’s office in Corner Brook.
Ice Delaying Start of Gulf Lobster Fishery
The Journal Pioneer is reporting the Department of Fisheries and Oceans is delaying the opening of spring lobster fisheries in parts of P.E.I., New Brunswick and Nova Scotia due to ice in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
The delay impacts Lobster Fishing Areas 24 and 26A in P.E.I., LFA 23 in northern and northeastern New Brunswick, 26B in the Pictou and Cheticamp areas of Nova Scotia and LFA 27 off Cape Breton.
The season was due to open April 30 in most of those areas. No firm date on the ...
Coast Guard Reopens Seasonal SAR Bases
Now that spring is here, the Canadian Coast Guard would like to inform the public that its seasonal search and rescue bases in Quebec City, Tadoussac, Kegaska, Rivière-au-Renard, Havre-Saint-Pierre and Cap-aux-Meules are open.
The Canadian Coast Guard’s seasonal bases are strategically located to provide rapid assistance and reduce the number and severity of maritime incidents and risks to the environment. The bases are open from April to November.
The Canadian Coast Guard reminds the ...
More Fisheries-related Convictions Handed Out
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Maritimes Region announced April 23 that two Yarmouth County men, arrested in 2012 for possessing 6,222 illegal-sized lobsters, were convicted last week and fined a total of $62,500 under the Fisheries Act.
A surveillance operation conducted by local Fishery Officers in Comeau’s Hill on April 27, 2012 uncovered 24 cages of lobsters onboard fishing vessel Melanie Lynn II.
Appearing before the Yarmouth court on April 17, 2015, Earl Patrick Boudreau pleaded ...